Tuesday, 25 August 2009

NorthWapiti's MegaWatt (Watt) 08/02/04 - 08/24/09




It’s been a long time since I had to write one of these for one of our Siberians. I expected it to be for one of the geriatrics, not one of the best main string dogs I own – but life doesn’t always roll the way you expect or want it to.

This morning, very quickly and unexpectedly Watt passed away. I had taken him to the vet because things just weren’t ‘right’ with him. I was thinking that he had injured his back or neck, as he was showing no signs of illness (no vomiting, loose stools, was eating, etc, etc), just some general stiffness and soreness. While they were attempting to get blood from him, he ‘crashed’ and they were unable to resuscitate him.
It is looking like he may have had some kind of bacterial infection. We will know more after his necropsy this afternoon.

I have having trouble wrapping my head around this. It doesn’t seem possible. Watt was just 5 years old and one of the best dogs in the yard. He had already accomplished a lot with us and he held the promise of so much more. I had been working a lot with him in lead and it was looking like it was something he was going to excel at.

I wish we could have had a longer trail to travel together…

Karen

13 comments:

BADASmusher said...

Karen,
Waht a terrible tragedy. It is so hard when we lose them at the younger ages. We have such close bonds and high hopes......Hopefully you will find an answer....

Jenimal said...

So sorry to hear about Watt....

ElizabethMC said...

I am so sorry for your loss, what a horrible tragedy this is. I know that no words will help the pain, but I do hope that in time there will be peace in your hearts. Watt was a great dog - and he will be sorely missed.
Hugs and prayers coming your way Karen and Mark and the other North Wapiti crew. I imagine this is hard on them too.

Corgi-Mom said...

I'm am so sorry to hear about this loss. It's hard to let them go, especially when it comes out of the blue like this. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers

ks3286 said...

Karen I am so sorry to hear about Watt. Hugs and prayers to you and Mark!!!

muhlir said...

Godspeed!

The Thundering Herd said...

Incredibly sorry and very shocked. You are all in our prayers.

Jed said...

How sad. So sorry to hear of your loss.

Beth G said...

So sorry about the loss of Watt. He and Snickers are running together now. My prayers are with you.

Anonymous said...

Many condolences, Karen.

Anonymous said...

Oh Karen, I'm so very very sorry to hear about Watt... Tana joins us in sending a bug hug your way.
Love to you,
Wuliks

Anonymous said...

Going before a long life hurts so much and feels like a rip-off. I hope you are doing okay. Hug all of the other guys tight. I hope your training season is going well.

Lauri said...

So sorry. It's so hard when it's such a surprise.